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What does HH8 stand for?

HH8 stands for Human Herpesvirus 8


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4) Proposed inciting agents include EBV, (5) human herpesvirus 6 and human herpesvirus 8, (6) human immunodeficiency virus (7) and parvovirus B19, (8) and paramyxoviruses, parainfluenza virus, Yersinia enterocolitica, and toxoplasma.
Researchers at the Graduate School of Public Health found that human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), often a precursor to the blood vessel cancer Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in HIV-positive adults, causes no symptoms or only a mild flu- like illness in healthy adults without HIV, and has no negative effects on their immune systems.
Although follow-up studies also placed that virus, human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), at the scene of the crime, nagging doubts about its guilt remained-in part because scientists couldn't find a cancer-causing weapon wielded by the infectious agent.